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Past Programs

Music Inspired by Music

a solo piano performance by Bruce Wolosoff


As John Lennon famously said, "amateurs borrow, professionals steal"

(itself stolen from T.S. Elliot's "amateur poets borrow; mature poets steal.")

Composers are often inspired by other art forms, but most frequently they are inspired by other music. Often these influences are unconscious and the composers themselves may be unaware of them, and at other times there is a more deliberate "borrowing" which may or may not be acknowledged by the composer!

This program by Bruce Wolosoff is of music in which the composer fully acknowledges their musical influences, and includes music inspired by Bach by Villa-Lobos, music by Ravel written in the style of Borodin, a musical portrait of Chopin by Robert Schumann, and the program will feature the world premiere of Bruce Wolosoff's epic "Variations on House of the Rising Sun"

at The Greenwich House Music School

46 Barrow Street, NYC

Thursday, May 16th, 2024 at 8 pm


at The Church

48 Madison St, Sag Harbor

Saturday, May 25th, 2024 at 7:30pm


Reflections in Music

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Untitled, Watercolor, Eric Fischl

an evening of chamber music


at The Church

Sag Harbor, NY

Saturday, Feb 24th, 2024 at 6 pm


Apres un Reve - Gabriel Faure

Chanson Triste - Henri Duparc

Romanze - Clara Schumann

Oblivion - Astor Piazzolla (arranged for trio by Jose Bragato)

Vocalise -Sergei Rachmaninoff

The Loom (2023 version) - Bruce Wolosoff


Max Tan, violin

Aaron Wolff, cello

Luna Seongeun Park, soprano

Bruce Wolosoff, piano


Reflections on Sound & Spirit(s)

A soul-stirring journey through classical music with an exploration of sacred (and a touch of not-so-sacred!) musical realms, featuring composer and pianist Bruce Wolosoff, violinist Michelle Ross, and cellist Clarice Jensen performing music by Arvo Pärt, Eric Satie, and Olivier Messiaen.


What made this program even more extraordinary is that the performers, all accomplished composers themselves, performed their own compositions in addition to the classics.


Among the highlights of the evening were the world premiere of a A Piano and a Cello Walk into a Bar, a new concert work by distinguished film composer Carter Burwell and the world premiere of Trio: galaxies have fallen into my hands, I have drunk the stars  by Reflections artistic director Bruce Wolosoff.


You can read about the program here in the East Hampton Star



Thursday, November 2nd at 8 pm


The Greenwich House Music School

46 Barrow Street in NYC's West Village

Friday, November 10th at 7 pm


 The Church

 Sag Harbor, NY

Reflections on Inspiration 

Reflections artistic director Bruce Wolosoff performed the music from his newly released album "Memento" and discussed the inspirations behind the music on Sunday March 5th, 2023 at The Church in Sag Harbor, and on Thursday March 16th at the Greenwich House Music School in NYC.

Reflections on Ellington

A joyous celebration of the music of Duke Ellington featuring Art Baron & The Duke's Men, November 12th, 2022, at The Church, in Sag Harbor. The first half of the program focused on Ellington's concert music and sacred music, and the second half of the program was a super- fun dance party!

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A musical homage to Henri Matisse, presented on June 18th, 2022, The Church, Sag Harbor.

Our program opened with Michelle Ross performing an improvisation and the Adagio from Bach’s first violin sonata, a piece that Matisse loved.

Then we presented the world premiere of Reflections artistic director Bruce Wolosoff's new Matisse Fantasies, scored for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. Bruce was joined by clarinetist Narek Arutyunian, violinist Michelle Ross, and cellist Clarice Jensen in this performance.
The program closed with a set of compositions and improvisations by west coast based composer-pianist Jeremy Siskind inspired by pieces from Matisse's beautiful Jazz series of collages.



"Reflections on Debussy" premiered in-person on Sunday, March 6th, 2022 at the Church in Sag Harbor. The program streamed online from March 16 - March 30th. 

In this program, composer-pianist Bruce Wolosoff provided an insider's look at some of the most popular works for piano by one of his favorite composers, Claude Debussy. 

"Subtly poetic and beautifully shaded." -The New York Times

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“The World is Still Beautiful” streamed from Sunday, December 12th, 2021 through January 2nd, 2022. 

When times are dark, the artists in a society remind us of the beauty of this world, and in so doing, give us hope for renewal

New York City Ballet performs Andrea Miller's "New Song"

In addition to music by Franz Schubert, saxophonist Hayes Greenfield, and Bruce Wolosoff (performed with cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio), this program included art work by April Gornik, and a special viewing of “New Song,” created by choreographer Andrea Miller for the New York City Ballet.


Reflections in Music made its return to live, in-person concerts on October 9th 2021, at The Church in Sag Harbor, with the world premiere of two cello sonatas written by our new artistic director, composer and pianist, Bruce Wolosoff.

Composed during the height of the pandemic, the sonatas offer two meditations on climate change. Requiem for the Planet is a four-movement work that considers the prospect of irrevocable loss, while  Paradise Found was written as an affirmation of the preciousness of life.

Joining the composer was world renowned cellist Sara Sant'Ambrogio, a Grammy-award winning cellist, founding member of the Eroica Trio, and a regular collaborator of Wolosoff's. 


Paradise Found and Requiem for the Planet, Premiered October 9, 2021


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We launched our new season with an online mini-festival exploring the power of poetry to inspire other art forms. The first program presented a livestream performance of music, dance, and video art inspired by poetry, along with some of the poems that inspired them.

(Mostly) Music Inspired by Poetry,

Premiered April 29, 2021

Watch the full playlist here

In our second program, we presented responses to the music of three leading contemporary composers by six poets and three dancers.

(Mostly) Poetry Inspired by Music

premiered April 29, 2021

Watch the full playlist here

In continuing our theme for this Spring, Reflections presented a curated performance of young musicians performing music inspired by poetry. Clips from the event can be seen on our YouTube channel. 

May 20th, 2021 @8pm: Young Musicians Concert: "More Music Inspired by Poetry"

Watch the full playlist here

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